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From ESSENCE: How Whoopi Goldberg's Broadway Role Inspired Shonda Rhimes

From ESSENCE: How Whoopi Goldberg's Broadway Role Inspired Shonda Rhimes

Originally posted 02/21/2015 09:35AM

"It was a really pivotal moment for me," the writer and producer says

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View: 'I've Done My Time'

Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:35PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4069860713001" "" "" "auto"] Elisabeth Hasselbeck admittedly hasn't been keeping up with the ongoing drama at The View, and for good reason: She never plans to return.

On Tuesday's upcoming episode of the Rachael Ray Show, Ray brings up the "revolving table" at Hasselbeck's former gig and asks, "Would you ever go sit in the seat for, you know, a few days?"

"No. I've done my time. I did my time, I was outta there," says Hasselbeck, 37, of her 2013 move to Fox News.

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Is Whoopi Goldberg Lining Up TV Work Beyond The View?

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Is Whoopi Goldberg Lining Up TV Work Beyond The View?

Originally posted 02/18/2015 10:40AM

Whoopi Goldberg plans to keep her day job – but she's not opposed to moonlighting, it seems.

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All About Rosie O'Donnell's Last Day on The View: 'It's Been Really Fun' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/12/2015 12:40PM

Rosie O'Donnell announced Friday that she'd be leaving her spot at the View roundtable. Just one week later, her final show arrived.

This is the second time O'Donnell has decided to leave The View; however, this time, she received a proper send-off.

For her last show Thursday, O'Donnell, 52, hit the View stage in good spirits, even doing a little dance and "drop[ping] it like it's hot," as co-host Rosie Perez put it. (Who knew she had it in her?) The comedian's cheerful mood was even reflected in the sunny yellow blazer she chose to wear.

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Rosie O'Donnell: Leaving The View Was Doctor's Orders | Rosie O'Donnell

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Rosie O'Donnell: Leaving The View Was Doctor's Orders

Originally posted 02/08/2015 09:55AM

For Rosie O'Donnell, leaving The View was just what the doctor ordered.

The comedian suffered a near fatal heart attack in 2012 and has kept a firm eye on her health ever since. "My doctors were noticing that there was an uptick in my numbers since I started on the show," the co-host of ABC's The View told PEOPLE while premiering her new documentary Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Standup at the Athena Film Festival in New York on Saturday.

"It got a little bit worse right before the holidays, and my doctor was kind of concerned, so when I went back after the holiday break, she said to me, 'You know, the stress level is too much,' " said O'Donnell, 52.

At that point, O'Donnell realized she had to eliminate whatever stress she could. "I've had a lot going on in my personal life that's been very stressful. I have five kids, four of them teenagers, that's a lot of my attention," not to mention, the problems within her marriage to Michelle Rounds. "You know, Michelle and I are going through some hard stuff, and I can't really fix those things right away, but I can fix this," O'Donnell said.

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Why Rosie O'Donnell Left The View | Rosie O'Donnell

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Why Rosie O'Donnell Left The View

Originally posted 02/07/2015 05:05PM

Her first run on The View was full of controversy and on-air clashes. Her return, seven years later, was hotly anticipated. But just six months later, Rosie O'Donnell is exiting again, leaving the ABC talk show without its resident spitfire.

Why? The 52-year-old comedian announced Friday that she's refocusing her life after separating from wife Michelle Rounds.

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Bill Cosby Breaks Silence to Thank Supporters

Bill Cosby Breaks Silence to Thank Supporters

Originally posted 12/03/2014 03:00PM

Bill Cosby has broken his silence to show gratitude to Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott – two of only a handful of women who have actively gone public in their support of the 77-year-old comedian.

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Inside Robin Williams's Family's Tribute to His Life

Robin Williams Memorial Service: Inside the Family Tribute to His Life

Originally posted 09/28/2014 10:30AM

A ceremony to celebrate Robin Williams and honor "his love for his family and community, his brilliance and humor and his generous spirit," according to a source close to his family, was held in San Francisco's Curran Theatre on Saturday afternoon, PEOPLE confirms.

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Rosie O'Donnell on 53-Lb. Weight Loss: 'I Still Buy Wrong-Sized Clothes' | Rosie O'Donnell

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Rosie O'Donnell Debuts 53-Lb. Weight Loss on The View

Originally posted 09/15/2014 08:00PM

Rosie O'Donnell made her debut on the new season of The View on Monday on ABC – and also debuted a new, thinner body.

O'Donnell, who once weighed 237 lbs., estimates she's lost 53 lbs. since having vertical gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013, following a heart attack that threatened her life a year earlier.

"I'm not used to it yet," she said of the weight loss. "I still buy the wrong-sized clothes."

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Critic: Rosie Perez Is the Best Thing About the New View | Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez, Whoopi Goldberg

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Rosie Perez Is the Best Thing About the New View, Says PEOPLE'S Critic

Originally posted 09/15/2014 03:00PM

The post-Barbara Walters version of The View made its premiere Monday on ABC, using Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" to greet the new panel: "The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hateā€¦ I shake it off, shake it off."

This seems like a rather defensive posture for a show starting its 18th season.

But then again.

Other than new host Rosie Perez talking about how she learned kung fu "just in case I had to kick some ass," the hour didn't go too well. It was stiff, polite and airless, like one of those Taiwanese parody cartoons that "dramatize" news scandals.

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